Smores Milkshake Recipe - This Mama Loves

Super Simple Smores Milkshake

The kids and I love TruMoo any way we can get it, and you can almost always find a carton in the  fridge, but we get really excited when the special seasonal flavors come out. I am always experimenting and trying to find new ways to enjoy that delicious flavor, right now Limited Edition Chocolate [...]

Hotel Transylvania 2 Printables & In Home Release ‪


THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 ON DIGITAL. Johnny and Mavis had a baby, and his name is Dennis. When Johnny and Mavis take a trip to see where Johnny grew up and to spend time with his family, Dennis is left in the care of Drac and friends. While Mom and Dad are [...]

Safely Spoiling Pets at the Holidays

Safely Spoiling Pets at the Holidays

With the holidays here it's easy to get carried away with spoiling everyone in the family including our furry family members.  Remember this holiday season that not all things are safe for our pets.  It's tempting to let them indulge on people foods and treats or to let them play with the kids' new toys [...]

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Winter is here even if the snow isn't.  Actually, it is finally snowing out today.  The weather has been really strange here for this time of year.  We'll have days of bitter cold and wind with blowing snow followed by days on end of rain and mild temps and then a return of the cold [...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea: Cheesy Chili Bombs


Here's a fun and easy weeknight dinner idea - Cheesy Chili Bombs - plus it's quick and kid friendly! These are great for a fast dinner or even a picnic dinner on the go. You can always swap out turkey for the ground beef and use low fat cheese to make it a little healthier, and add some [...]

Super simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Backdrops


Let's see. It's December 17th. I've been moving elves for 20 nights already. Of those 20 nights, I have forgotten to use my own printables and had to come up with a quick idea that didn't involve the printer, couldn't find tape, or really just couldn't even. So with another 7 or 8 nights of [...]

Wishes Delivered: A Home for the Holidays and Furever

A Home for the Holidays and Furever: Wishes Delivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes you meet someone and you know in an instant that they are incredibly special, with a selfless heart, and that giving to others is what drives them.  Several years ago I met my friend Jennifer [...]

The best games for Family Game Night


Friday nights in our house are Family Game Night (sometimes, Family Movie Night too- depends on how late dinner goes and how much fun we're having with games). Today's family schedules are hectic.  People work later than ever before, kids activities go later and later, and honestly, it's really easy to let together time fall [...]

The Sisters Movie comes December 18th

sisters poster

Let your freak flag fly I've seen this EVERYWHERE since I started hearing about the Sisters movie (in theaters December 18th).   Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell [...]

Robots For Kids That Teach Coding: Dash and Dot

Robots For Kids

Computers are such an intrinsic part of our everyday lives that most of us take them for granted. But, did you ever wish you could learn computer code? That’s right, like the guys that started it all? Maybe your kids? Wouldn’t you love for your kid to be the next, Steve Jobs or the inventor [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Family


 I made a list of the shopping I have yet to do. It's long. Very long. And yet...not too horrible, mostly little things left. I do not, however, have any wrapping done. BUT many of us are still shopping- if we've started at all.  Here are some great gift ideas for everyone in the family [...]